Tom Quirk, 47, a native of Irvington, is about halfway through his second term as the councilman for the 1st District of Baltimore County, the southwest portion of the county, where he has been battling for better schools, a vibrant business base, equal rights and more since 2010.
On Saturday, families of more than 25 servicemen and women, who had ties to Baltimore County and were killed in Middle East conflicts, gathered to dedicate a new war memorial outside the Historic Courthouse in Towson.
Baltimore County's Social Host–Unruly Social Gatherings ordinance, enacted by the County Council in January, applies to any gathering of four or more people in a home near Towson University or the University of Maryland Baltimore County that features "conduct that disturbs the peace."
A new monument located on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse in Towson that honors Baltimore County men and women who fought and gave their lives in Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, will be dedicated Nov. 5 at 11 a.m.
The president of the Baltimore County chapter of the NAACP said he remains concerned that a new curfew to start Friday at the Towson Town Center mall might be discriminatory, but he acknowledges that there has been no outcry against it.
Baltimore County Council members are using a new zoning maneuver to protect thousands of acres of county-owned parks from development as they take on the once-every-four-years task of comprehensive rezoning.
After receiving donations and pledges from area business, an effort to save and restore the Historic Perry Hall Mansion building was moving forward until a major stumbling block brought the process to a standstill. While the Historic Perry Hall Mansion organization has approximately $60,000 on hand, the money is well short of a projected $400,000 needed to install a 50-yard sewer line extension.
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks is opposing a new request by Towson Associates, Inc., to rezone 305 W. Chesapeake Ave. downtown for a more intensive zoning use. The company wants the option of converting the property to a dormitory.